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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ADVANCES PLAN TO IMPLEMENT OAS MESICIC RECOMMENDATIONS
On September 29th and 30th, 2010, the Department of Legal Cooperation of the OAS, in conjunction with Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of the Attorney General, held a workshop which sought to evaluate and strengthen the efficacy of the Trinidad and Tobago Draft Plan of Action, a tool which monitors the implementation of the recommendations formulated by the Follow-Up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC). The workshop, which gathered more than 60 representatives from government agencies, ministries, and civil society organizations, was held at the Cascadia Hotel, in Port of Spain.
workshop participants met to evaluate and strengthen the
Draft Plan of Action, which was
prepared by Professor Rose Marie Belle Antoine -- an eminent
international legal consultant. Her comprehensive and substantive work
reviewed Trinidad and Tobago’s degree of adherence to the MESICIC
recommendations made during the
Second Rounds of Review. These
recommendations have a wide scope, covering a broad range of topics such
as standards to prevent conflicts of interest, protection measures for
whistleblowers, standards for government hiring and procurement, as well
as measures to encourage access to public information. The
Draft Plan of Action makes
recommendations on how the Trinidad and Tobago can strengthen
anti-corruption mechanisms with respect to these topics, among others,
and outlines the processes, actors, timeframe, and costs necessary to
implement a specific recommendation.
Edition N° 39 - October 2010
The Mechanism For Follow-up on the
Implementation of the Inter-American
Convention against Corruption, known as MESICIC for its Spanish acronym, is a tool to
support the development of the Inter-American
Convention against Corruption through
cooperation between States Parties.
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